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Definitions Edit

The Chatham House Rule states that:

When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.[1]

The Chatham House Rule is

[a]n understanding, spoken or unspoken, that during academic discussions, the topics discussed and opinions relayed will NOT be attributed to individuals or organizations. This rule is intended to allow the free discussion of academic ideas and opinions without attribution.[2]

Overview Edit

"The Chatham House Rule originated at Chatham House with the aim of providing anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information. It is now used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion."[3]

References Edit

  1. Chatham House (full-text).
  2. ODNI Pre-publication Review Policy for the Office of Director of National Intelligence, at 1-2.
  3. Chatham House, supra.

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